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Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant

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1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
+1 317-259-9412
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kirkwood, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four of us had dinner at Mama Carolla's so we got to try four dishes and two appetizers. Friday and Saturday they do not take reservations and it was jammed. We drank a nice bottle of wine while waiting for a bit over 45 minutes. For appetizers we had the artichoke fritters and prosciutto and melon. The fritters were tasty... More 

Fishers, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is delicious! The staff is very friendly too! I had chicken Parmesan and it was very good! The chicken lasagna is also very good! The bread is super good too, everything is great 👍🏼

Indiana
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We LOVE Mama Carolla's!!! Their lasagna is the best I have ever had, it melts in your mouth! We also order chicken Parmesan and it was great! They make all their pastas. The Italian wedding soup is delicious!! We always try to get their right when it opens, it fills up fast, but is worth the wait!! We will return,... More 

Wakarusa, Indiana
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally got a chance to visit Mama Carolla's this weekend...and we Loved everything about it. The building is beautiful and nicely decorated inside. While waiting in the bar, we had a couple Sangrias, which were delicious! The food was nothing short of Fantastic. One of the best pasta/Italian meals we have ever had. The service was attentive without being... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely a must go to spot, if you enjoy Italian food or you enjoy eating at truly local restaurants and support the community. The staff was accommodating to our large party and the food was delicious.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, as an Italian, I kept hearing about how good this place was, and everytime I was in that part of Indianapolis (Broad Ripple), it wasn't open. When I arrived, the back door of the place was wide open, and I don't mean like just to let people in the door. It was kept open for more than a... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here on business a few times and it never disappoints. My favorite dish is the veal saltimboca. Apps are all great too. Servers are all friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

Mountainhome, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I relied on the reviews here to choose this place as an alternative to the pricey downtown places. I've dined in them all, so missing St. Elmo's, Harry & Izzy's, etc. with their high prices and noisy crowds was no disappointment. I wanted something different to take a party of 7 out to dinner. It was a cinch to get... More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Hence the title, my complete family and I went out to Mama Carolla's to celebrate my 16th birthday, and the experience was certainly worthy of an excellent review. Beginning with the atmosphere, it had an older, more historic feel to it, with non-contemporary paintings on the plaster walls. Christmas lights were strung across the windows, and each individual "dining room"--the... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience. Waiting a few minutes on a very crowded Saturday evening means wonderful conversation with date (husband). We are repeat customers. Wonderful as always. Linguini with clams is divine. Simply divine. Great service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3219
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-259-9412